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Nafasi Water – a black-owned leading water technology and utility service company has formally unveiled the new name, new identity and new owners.

Formerly known as Aveng Water – Nafasi Water is beginning a new chapter of sustained growth following a successful acquisition by Infinity Partners earlier this year from the Aveng Group of companies.

Nafasi Water is a leader in acid mine drainage currently operating 3 mine water treatment plants in Mpumalanga.

The company also operates the largest sea water desalination in Erongo – Swakopmund, Namibia. It is owned and led by Ms Suzie Nkambule – a business leader and an infrastructure industry entrepreneur with experience of over a decade in project development, execution and operations within the Aveng Group of companies.

This new chapter is one that continues on Nafasi Water’s high quality service, long-time trusted solutions and expertise in water reclamation and desalination technology.

Having treated and reclaimed over 160 billion liters of mine water, and 86 billion liters of sea water to potable quality – this clearly illustrates Nafasi Water’s commitment and response to the water scarcity challenges in Africa through innovation and strategic partnerships.

Nafasi Water’s CEO – Ms Suzie Nkambule says, “The relationships with our clients and partners have always been and continue to be pivotal to our success, as such we have had a smooth transition across our operations.”

“Our desalination operations in both Namibia and South Africa continue to operate optimally, supplying water for industry and households each day. We still maintain our reclamation capacity for mine water in excess of 60MLD in our current active operations, including the highly toxic acid mine drainage in the coal fields of Mpumalanga. Our safety and environmental standards remain among the best in our field. The change in our business has served to enable us to focus our core business and overall sector – being water and sanitation, with committed shareholders,” emphasises Ms Nkambule

“Our goal is to grow our base of operational assets that deliver reliable water and sanitation services to industry and the public. Given the state of the South African economy, the prioritisation of water as an economic enabler and strategic sector for investment and job creation – through this partner-centric approach, we are working with all the key stakeholders to develop impactful water and sanitation projects and a broader industry framework for growth,” concludes Nkambule.


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